4-H On­tario An­nounces 2015 Youth Am­bas­sadors

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4-H On­tario re­cently an­nounced the se­lec­tion of the six new am­bas­sadors who will rep­re­sent the or­ga­ni­za­tion across the province in 2015.

Laura Scott, Cailen Brom­ley, Nic Willemsma, Gina Posthu­mus, Ava Doner and Olivia Bolen­der were cho­sen by a panel of judges at the 4-H On­tario head of­fice in Rock­wood.

As 4-H On­tario cel­e­brates its cen­ten­nial in 2015, the 4-H On­tario Am­bas­sador pro­gram is proud to celebrate its 10th year pro­vid­ing youth with ad­vanced level train­ing in lead­er­ship, cit­i­zen­ship, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and public re­la­tions.

Am­bas­sadors put their energy and 4-H ex­pe­ri­ences to work re­cruit- ing new mem­bers and shar­ing the 4-H story.

They at­tend 4-H On­tario events across the province, as well as rep­re­sent­ing the or­ga­ni­za­tion at com­mu­nity events to pro­mote the pro­gram.

“The 4-H On­tario Am­bas­sadors are an in­te­gral part to the pro­mo­tion of 4-H to cur­rent and po­ten­tial vol­un­teers, mem­bers and stake­hold­ers by trav­el­ling across the province to a va­ri­ety of events,” says Marianne Fal­lis, Se­nior Man­ager, Pro­gram­ming, 4-H On­tario.

“This year’s team of Am­bas­sadors carry on the tra­di­tion of ex­cep­tional youth who are pas­sion­ate about shar­ing the many ex­pe­ri­ences and op­por­tu­ni­ties the 4-H On­tario pro­gram has to of­fer.”

Laura Scott

Laura hails from Grenville 4-H As­so­ci­a­tion and is at­tend­ing the Univer­sity of Guelph for her Bach­e­lor of Arts in Food, Agri­cul­ture and Re­source Eco­nom­ics. In her 4-H ten­ure, she has com­pleted more than 30 projects rang­ing from Beef, Dairy and Field Crops to Crafts, Pho­tog­ra­phy and Cook­ing. Cailen Brom­ley Cailen is a 4-H mem­ber from Ren­frew. She has com­pleted over 60 projects, in­clud­ing Dairy, Field Crops and Quilting. She has par­tic­i­pated in Pro­vin­cial 4-H Lead­er­ship Camp and Fu­ture Lead­ers In Ac­tion and is a vol­un­teer for Kayla’s Kids Camp.

Nic Willemsma

Nic has been a 4-H mem­ber for ten years, com­plet­ing over 70 projects. From Chatham-Kent, he has also par­tic­i­pated in camp and con­fer­ence op­por­tu­ni­ties at both the pro­vin­cial and na­tional level. Nic is also very ac­tive within his com­mu­nity through soc­cer, church, fes­ti­vals and more.

Gina Posthu­mus

Gina is from Hast­ings. Dur­ing her ten­ure she has com­pleted 36 projects and has par­tic­i­pated in Fu­ture Lead­ers In Ac­tion and has been a Youth Di­rec­tor on the Hast­ings 4-H As­so­ci­a­tion’s Board of Di­rec­tors. Gina’s pride to be a 4-H mem­ber runs deep. “I am proud to say that I am, and will al­ways be, a life­long mem­ber for the 4-H pro­gram…4-H is a great way for youth to ex­plore new things and find new in­ter­ests,” she says.

Ava Doner

A Durham East 4-H mem­ber, Ava has been in­volved in the pro­gram for seven years com­plet­ing 17 projects. Dairy projects have been a fo­cus for Ava, how­ever she has also com­pleted com­mu­ni­ca­tions projects, the Re­gion 3 Se­nior Mem­ber Club and has par­tic­i­pated in mul­ti­ple 4-H camps and con­fer­ences. She is cur­rently en­rolled at the Univer­sity of Guelph in the Bach­e­lor of Science in Agri­cul­ture pro­gram.

Olivia Bolen­der

Olivia has been a mem­ber of the York 4-H As­so­ci­a­tion for 10 years and has com­pleted 40 projects. She is cur­rently en­rolled in Ge­or­gian Col­lege’s Hos­pi­tal­ity, Tourism and Recre­ation – Fit­ness and Health Pro­mo­tion pro­gram. Olivia is very pas­sion­ate about 4-H and what it has to of­fer youth and adults ev­ery­where.

Nic Willemsma, Ava Doner, Cailen Brom­ley, Laura Scott, Gina Posthu­mus, Olivia Bolen­der

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